What Will Happen to John McCain's Senate Seat?

Remembering John McCain: ‘America came first with him at all times’

Remembering John McCain: ‘America came first with him at all times’

"It's tough. I'm going to miss him", Flake said, visibly emotional after CNN's Jake Tapper replayed footage on "State of the Union" of McCain praising Flake on the Senate floor after the then-junior Arizona senator announced his decision not to run for re-election.

Following the service, McCain will lie in state for the remainder of the day and the public will be invited to view his casket. President Donald Trump, who once criticized McCain for being taken prisoner during the Vietnam War, said his "deepest sympathies and respect" went out to McCain's family. They will recall his efforts with the late Senator Edward (Ted) Kennedy and others to achieve a resolution of the position of out-of-status immigrants, including the Irish, in the United States.

Trump has been vocal about his dislike for McCain, who died Saturday more than a year after he was diagnosed with brain cancer. "As Chairman and longtime member of the Armed Services Committee, Senator McCain consistently worked to ensure that Israel had the critical resources to defend herself". He loved me, and I loved him.

Sen. John McCain addresses a rally in Davenport, Iowa during his campaign for president, October 11, 2008. The Vietnamese people have that will and Mr John McCain has that will...

"He just had this awesome ability to teach people, younger senators, first of all how to work together at home, but also how to work on the world stage", Klobuchar said of McCain.

In Washington, flags on Capitol Hill and the White House were lowered to half-mast in his honor.

During his three decades in the Senate, McCain - the son and grandson of four-star admirals who graduated from the Naval Academy and served his country as a fighter pilot - was known as a staunch advocate for freedom around the world.

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His wife, Cindy McCain, said, "My heart is broken".

Trump feuded with McCain and has refused to talk about him since his death on Saturday.

Hume is pointing out that, even in the Senator's death, Trump can't bring himself to say "a kind word" for the man.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, called McCain a "fascinating personality".

McCain castigated Trump in July for his summit with Putin, calling their joint news conference in Helsinki "one of the most disgraceful performances by an American president in memory".

The senator had requested that both Obama and Geroge W. Bush deliver eulogies at his funeral, United States media reported.

Blair Wilke served in the Navy alongside McCain when he was the commanding officer of the VA-174 in Jacksonville, Florida.

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